Their show on November 9 was one of the highlights of their trip, with an estimate of 6,000 attendees filling up the open space of Bonifacio High Street. James confesses to even tearing up during the live show because it was completely unexpected. He recounts, “I walked back in there [and] I was like, woah. I think it’s ‘cause you stand up there in the malls, there [are] a few people dotting around. We’re turning up at 4 and we’re not on stage until 8. It’s like, ‘Are people ever going to turn up?’ Suddenly, we go back out and the next thing we see is a room full of people.” They posted a video from the show with the animated crowd singing Location Unknown word per word. He considers it as one of the best shows they’ve played in their whole career.
Location Unknown is a favorite for Andy. “For me, it just summarizes what I feel when we go on tour. Touring is an amazing experience but, obviously, there [are] many people that we miss back at home. It’s just about doing what you can to get back to them as [quickly] as possible.”
Another notable favorite is Crying Over You, which was remixed by RM or Kim Namjoon from BTS. The pair also co-wrote and produced seoul for his EP. James recounts the process where the rapper—and all-around creative genius—noticed their work. He shares, “It all started many years ago. So, RM tweeted from the BTS account; [he] tweeted a link to one of our songs ‘cause he liked it, then we started chatting online [and] then he came to our first-ever gig in Seoul. He’s a really nice guy and we always liked his solo stuff; I always thought it was quite cool.” Earlier this year, HONNE met all seven members of the Korean global phenomenon—and inevitably joined the #ARMY.
He revealed the concept behind their most recent work together with the leader of BTS. He shares, “We wrote Crying Over You and felt like it would be a great moment to get him to do a middle layer…What he wrote, I felt, kind of summarized [and] added a new layer of emotion to that track. I really like his lyrics on that. We’re still in touch now…There should be more of that coming up as well.”